I had warned him... I had told my friend that I had never played golf before, but he insisted that I join him for a round of 18 holes at a local high-class golf course. By the second hole, and after the numerous groups we had let bypass us, he knew he had made a … Continue reading Learn to Do, or Do to Learn?
My wife and family of eight children waited impatiently behind me as I inserted the key into the lock of our front door. A faint aroma teased my sense of smell. As we stepped into the front hallway, we were overtaken by the savory scent of roast beef, potatoes, and carrots cooking. (Hear a choir … Continue reading Preparing for the Meal
We've all been there: pull into the parking lot of the church 30 seconds before Sunday School. Plaster on a smile as you rush to get the kids and yourself to class. Where's my Bible? Oh yeah, it's in the car... better go get it. Wow, this shirt sure wrinkles quickly. Did anyone remember to … Continue reading Are You Prepared for Sunday?
In the book of Luke, we have a beautiful account of a person who is completely overwhelmed by the grace of God in her life. First, meet Simon. A Pharisee. A religious leader in his day. A man who had no concept of how spiritually sick he was. Simon had invited Jesus to his home … Continue reading The Unsurpassed Gift of Grace
All days eventually come! Do you remember waiting for a special day in your life that had not yet come, but was approaching, such as your wedding day or graduation day? An event may seem far off in the hazy future. (Especially in our younger years. I’ve just passed the 40 milestone and the years … Continue reading Waiting on God
God is working. And if you are a true child of God, bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, God Himself desires to have a close relationship with you. He also desires to use you and me for His great work. It is very hard for me to believe that God would use me … Continue reading Personal Time With God
Hey there, friend! Have you forgotten that you are in a battle today? No, I don’t mean with your spouse! I mean with the very devil himself. I mean with your sinful flesh that Satan likes to so easily “beset” you with. It is very easy to forget that we are fighting, every day, against … Continue reading Surround Yourself With Truth